Like many other quilt blocks, Jacob's Ladder was inspired by the Bible and the reference to Jacob in the Old Testament.
And he dreamed and behold a ladder set up on the earth and the top of it reached the heavens and behold the angles of God were ascending and descending on it. Genesis 28:11-22
I named my block Stairway to Heaven.
|Stairway to Heaven by Paige Alexander|
Jacob's Ladder is also know by other names such as Road to California, Off to San Francisco, Gone to Chicago, Underground Railroad and more.
If you would like to know more about the Jacob's Ladder and the history of quilt patterns, see Luke Haynes' post here, Quilt patterns through Time at Womenfolk.com and Jacob's Ladder Quilt Block at PatternsfromHistory.com
Now, the challenge is to turn all 12 blocks into a quilt no larger than 60" x 60" and, of course, you may only use Michael Miller fabrics. The deadline is September 15th. Here are all 12 blocks.
|Blocks 1 - 12 Everything Old is New Again by Paige Alexander|
- Flying Geese - Flying into the Sun
- Snail's Traisl - Trail Blazers
- Ohio Star - Ohio on Point
- Card Trick - Simple Transparency Trick
- Bow Tie - Bow Tie Bold
- Double Pinwheel - Curvy Pinwheel
- Square in a Square - Minimal Square
- Rail Fence - Paint the Fence
- Sailboat - Adrift
- Lemoyne Star - Last Lemoyne Star
- Drunkards Path - Echo
- Jacob's Ladder - Stairway to Heaven
Excited to finish the last block in the challenge, I'm linking to Needle and Thread Thursday, Whoop Whoop Friday, CelticThistle Stitches hosting Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday this week, Fabric Frenzy Friday and Show Off Saturday.